We’d like to thank our customers and friends for their patience and patronage during the past year – you have helped us help more people get on a bike or back on theirs.
The ‘off season’
Even in ‘peacetime’ we’re often asked “Does it ever slow down here?”
Our usual answer is “see us November through January” This November was our busiest in 15 years but things have slowed down since.
This allows more time and more attention for our visitors.
Service and Resurrection
While most visitors are surprised to find their mothballed bikes are in better shape than they expected and the cost for service far less, there are few neglected ones with mold on the saddles, grass growing through the spokes, and manure on the tires.
We’re still doing most repairs same day and labor charges are always less in the ‘off season’
A very popular service is making your old bike more modern and more comfy with more user friendly bars and saddles.
Hidden Gems discovered
We’ve had time to organize and clean up – and we’ve discovered bikes and other things we assumed were long lost. While things are still in very short supply, we’ve found some surplus items and have many on sale.
With friends in Florida finding us bikes. a few 2021’s trickling in from manufacturers, parting out our 45 year hoard, and fair weather riders giving up their beloved bikes to make money for frivolous gifts, we’ve been able to look this bike shortage straight in the eyes and help people get what they want.
From toddler to pro – we have you covered.
We’ve been working outside for decades so nothing new to us – after all, that’s where bikes go.
We’re been cleaning more often, limiting visitors to near 25%, doing deliveries and curbside pickup, and limiting touching and air sharing.
29th Annual “I’ve Ridden Every Day This Year!” Ride
(For 2020, every Day this DECADE!)
That’s what you’ll say the whole day, and hopefully many days following as you start 2020 with cycling miles. No downside. Healthy and fun.
This ‘inclusive’ ride rarely has any dropped riders. From the easy pace of the casual new-hybrid-for-the-holidays rider to the over-achieving racer – we will have local leaders to work with the breaks and stragglers alike in this known-for-being-conversational outing in ‘possum country.
In the past we’ve had a great assortment of tandems, recumbents, and trikes along too
We’ll mingle a bit in the lot, check out each others’ clothing, bikes, and calves, catch up on the year and all start together.
After a few gasps of the country air on our initial “beginners’ slope” start, many will know how much of a toll December’s parties took out of them.
Because we’d like to arrange enough guides and leaders, and have enough pre- and post-ride refreshments, a nose count in advance (up til the morning of) is requested.
If you have temptations left over from December’s celebrations and the midnight before, we’ll provide table space and beverages.
The more you share, the less you’ll ‘wear’!
Send an email to email@example.com so we know how many riders will be attending
ALL Paces, 6-45mi., ALL Conditions, Noon, Wed. Jan 1st, Mt Airy, Md.
Start point is Mt Airy Bicycles, 4540 Old National Pike (Md rte.144), Mt. Airy MD. Restrooms for changing available.
Driving Directions: From Frederick or Baltimore: I-70 exit 68 south, first left at shell, 1/2 mile to shop.From the DC Beltway, I-270 North to Exit 16 (Md 27). Go North/East 12 miles (including twist through Damascus) to MD 144,Old National Pike (Shell Gas on right) Turn right to head East on 144 then 1.2 mile to the shop.
Bike Advocacy & Public Affairs
A number of organizations are endeavoring to promote cycling throughout America. Get to know them!
- Bike to Work Day – Frederick, MD May 2019
- Stat Attacks – Numbers as Weapons in Discouraging Cycling
- Transportation Alternatives (New York City)
- Gehl Architects (Copenhagen)
- EMBARQ The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport
- Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
- Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy
- Bike Maryland
- League of American Bicyclists (LAB)
- Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)
We are compiling a list of tandem and recumbent resources that, you, our customer will find interesting and informative.
If you have any suggestions or links, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine is the authoritative, informative and entertaining magazine for riders and enthusiasts of recumbent and tandem bicycles. www.rtrmag.com
Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland, and beyond, explore the most exciting and popular bicycle clubs and get to associate with riders like you!
Test Rides & Repairs: Because we have a smaller, focused professional staff and a smaller space than many shops, we suggest emailing or calling before visiting to test ride, especially in the off season, inclement weather, or for trikes, tandems, recumbent, and used bikes.Test rides should be completed at least 60 minutes before closing. Please arrive early enough to allow ample time for your test ride. Call or email if you need any special attention with late arrival.